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With the rising cost of electricity, shade trees for the yard are more important than ever. However, not all trees make good shade trees. To choose the right tree, you should:
1. Make sure that the tree you are considering does not have an invasive root system, especially if you will be planting it near your house foundation, concrete patio, or septic system.
2. Be sure the tree is not overly messy. Some trees shed quite a few seed pods, twigs, or nuts each year and can create a lot of work.
3. Find out how high the tree will be when it matures. Trees that are higher than the house could be potentially hazardous.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|